Het HEM is open from Thursday until Sunday from noon–midnight
Music Bar, Fri–Sat 6 pm–1 am
These events are related to Dynamic Range Music Bar only. For all events at Het HEM, visit Full calendar.
Het HEM is a home for contemporary culture, situated in a former munitions factory on the Hembrug site in Zaandam.
Chapter 2WO Public Programme
These events are related to Chapter 2WO only. For complete program of events at Het HEM, visit Calendar.
Shock Forest Group (2019) is an international research team consisting of architects, cartographers, linguists, coders, urban planners, sound makers, biologists, designers and engineers. It is an experiment in open research, where the research categories surface as the research develops. It is also an experiment in alternative education, a classroom without a teacher, where learning emerges as a product of polyphony.
These livelihoods make worlds too – and they show us how to look around rather than aheadAnna Tsing
In this listening session, Brandon LaBelle invites participants to experience the potential of sound and listening as a means for emancipation and political change.
LaBelle is interested in sound as a form of communication; sound highlights the unseen, the overheard, the itinerate and the intricate, as it is both physical and intangible. Listening is a way of getting involved and appreciating our entanglement with the world. Join this session on October 12 to explore the sounds of the former ammunition factory together.
Brandon LaBelle is an artist, writer and theorist working with questions of social life and cultural agency, using sound, text and performative installations.
The investigative nature of Chapter 2WO translates into a series of explorations about Het HEM and the Hembrugterrein, which aim to increase our knowledge of the site and the programme's theoretical framework. The Chapter 2WO explorations are focused on active knowledge and take the form of a participatory walk, an associative narrative or a practical workshop.